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Poeima Poetry Reading
Festival of Faith & Writing, Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI
Friday, April 13, 9 p.m.

Join me as I read poems from my new book along with other poets in Cascade Books’ Poiema Poetry Series: D.S. Martin, Luci Shaw, Tania Runyan, Nathan Hansen, Barbara Crooker, Anya Silver, and many more!

Panel Presentation, Surprised by Joy: Poetry about Faith and Happiness
Festival of Faith & Writing, Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI
Saturday, April 14, 2018 at 3:30 p.m.
Barbara Crooker, Julie L. Moore, Tania Runyan, Anya Silver

Four poets from different Christian traditions read their work and discuss the role of joy in their poetry and creative lives. All four seek to incorporate profound joy in their poetry and to explicitly address God as the source of their rejoicing, even when happiness is hard-won.

Poetry Reading
Sterling College, Sterling, KS
October 2018

Poetry Reading from my new book, Full Worm Moon.


Books in 2018

I’m pleased to announce that my fourth full-length collection of poetry, Full Worm Moon, has been published by Cascade Books in its Poiema Poetry Series. It is an honor to be included in this series again and a joy to have worked with editor Don Martin once more. You can read some of the poems that appear in Full Worm Moon on my books and links pages.

In addition, five of my poems now appear in the new anthology, Adam, Eve, and the Riders of the Apocalypse: 39 Contemporary Poets on the Characters of the Bible, edited by D.S. Martin in The Poiema Poetry Series by Cascade Books.

Other Anthologies

I’m pleased to say that new poems have just appeared or will appear soon in Briar Cliff Review, New Ohio Review, Paterson Literary Review, Prairie Schooner, and The Windhover. These and other poems will be included in Full Worm Moon.

Moreover, my poetry now appears in several new anthologies. “Requiem for the Liberal Arts” is included in How Higher Education Feels: Commentaries on Poems That Illuminate Emotions in Learning and Teaching, edited by Kathleen M. Quinlan (Oxford Learning Institute, University of Oxford, UK). My poems “Clifton Gorge,” “The Grass Grows Ordinary,” “Remember Blessing,” and “The Painted Lady and the Thistle,” all in Particular Scandals, also appear in The Turning Aside: The Kingdom Poets Book of Contemporary Christian Poetry, edited by D.S. Martin (Wipf & Stock). My poems “This is the landscape left” and “Following the Light” were published in A Rustling and Waking Within: Poems Inspired by the Arts in Ohio, edited by Sharon Mooney (OPA). In addition, “Clifton Gorge,” “Prufrock in My Backyard,” “The Poet Performs in the Theatre of Cows,” and “Recovery” appear in From the Tower: Poetry in Honor of Conrad Balliet, edited by Steve Broidy (Main Street Rag Publishing Company). And “Voice” will be reprinted in By One’s Own Hand: Writing About Suicide, being edited by Gayle Brandeis and Ruth Nolan.


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